A certain subclass of citizens has willingly chosen to cut the cord on modern life for good. This day in age, we carry high powered computers in our pockets and our cars are not only driving for us but also changing fuel sources. Living the minimalist life style is hard, especially when all that you have known is the ease of life. Off-the-grid living, that is using natural resources like sun and wind power to provide for us heat and electricity, has become more and more commonplace in our growing world. Working hard to get even your basic necessities, minimalist living challenges you to live without the bright and shiny technology that tear us away from our friends, family, and the world around. It is about getting back and giving back to the world. Reducing waste and energy consumption by not using it.